Messy Maths: A Playful, Outdoor Approach

Messy Maths: A Playful, Outdoor Approach

by Juliet Robinson


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Children need physical experiences to make sense of the abstract ideas of math and to ponder, enjoy and discuss the concepts encountered. In Messy Maths Juliet Robertson, offers a rich resource of ideas that will enable you to tap into the endless supply of patterns, textures, colours and quantities of the outdoors and deepen children's understanding through hands-on experience. Packed full of activities that reimagine the outdoor space through mathematical lens, this book is suitable for all early years educators (of ages 3-6) who want to shake up their usual classroom routine and adopt a playful and child-led approach to maths.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781352663
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
Publication date: 04/30/2017
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 1,102,653
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Juliet Robertson is an education consultant who specialises in outdoor learning. Before becoming a consultant Juliet was a head teacher at three schools, making her more than qualified to help others improve their practice. She also writes a popular education blog-'I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!' - where she illustrates her ideas and enthusiasm for learning outdoors. @CreativeSTAK.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements iv

Introduction 1

1 Where's the Maths In That? 9

2 General Advice 25

3 Exploring Numbers 47

4 Number Functions and Fractions 69

5 Money 85

6 Measurement 93

7 Time 119

8 Pattern 129

9 Shape and Symmetry 149

10 Position, Direction and Movement 175

11 Data Handling 185

12 Routines 201

13 The Mathematical Garden 213

Conclusion 229

Bibliography 231

Ideas listing 233

Index 239

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